Minister of Housing and Works Babatunde Fashola has disclosed that the Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonsoki-Ojotahighway will be completed in the next one year.
The Minister who had Power removed from his portfolio after the general elections related this during an inspection tour of the project, noting that the President was concerned about fixing potholes on Federal Highways in the country.
According to him, the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the road, which will cost about N73bn, will create multiple employment opportunities. He added that businesses are gradually returning to the Apapa area following the reconstruction of roads on the axis.
“All these roads have a completion period of 24 months and we have already spent one year on the road. Businesses have started coming back on Liverpool Road because the road closed earlier is now back.
You will see more of that. All of the businesses that are shut on Creek Road will come back. We expect to see property redevelopment and property renewal once the road is completed. Once the economy of Apapa returns, all the clearing and forwarding, shipping, newspaper companies and all others doing business will resume fully and the economy will bounce back.” Read also: Sanwo-Olu Backtracks, Said He Never Promised To Fix Apapa Gridlock In 60 Days He then appealed for understanding of road users as the roads go through the curing process, saying that President Buhari’s mandate was to build long-lasting and enduring roads.”We expect that by end of 2020 the entire road network will be finished, you will have a road that will last for 40 years“, he added. Photos Credit: Getty